Technical Lead - Turbomachinery

Remote (Proximity to Schenectady, NY or Cambridge, MA a plus)

Company Overview

Malta Inc. is a young and dynamic company involved in the development of a novel and advanced energy storage technology. Malta's technology was developed by Google and leading international researchers, including a Nobel Laureate, and represents the state-of-the-art in utility-scale renewable energy storage. The company has completed multiple fundraising rounds and is growing rapidly. Malta's investors/partners are some of the largest and best-known tech and industrial companies in the world.

Malta's technology is a critical stepping stone for the transition from fossil power to green renewable energy resources.  Malta is located in Cambridge, MA but operates globally with a range of international project partners, investors, and clients. For more information, please see


We are looking for a Turbomachinery Technical Leader who will be responsible for leading the turbomachinery design development program with industry-leading turbomachinery OEMs for application in Malta’s grid-scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage plant solution.  The development program includes the turbomachinery, generator/motor, and accessory subsystems, and stretches from detailed design, through installation and validation. In this role, you will need to have a critical view of the overall turbomachinery development program from technical product requirements, cost, and schedule perspective. The Turbomachinery Technical Lead will report to the Director of Product and Design Development. Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the 60 Hz and 50 Hz turbomachinery design development and improvement programs all the way through field validation
  • Own turbomachinery and accessories sub-system level requirements including performance, cost, schedule, availability, and reliability, and drive system design to optimize requirements on a plant lifecycle basis
  • Interface with turbomachinery OEMs and EPC and Malta’s engineering team to assure the complete and efficient integration of the turbomachinery in the plant design, including operability, mechanical, electrical, and civil/structural aspects of the design
  • Define and lead new turbomachinery development programs needed to maintain Malta’s competitive position
  • Define the turbomachinery performance guarantee and performance testing structure between Malta and the OEM
  • Support developing the plant commissioning and testing plan, the turbomachinery commissioning and testing plan, and site commissioning activities
  • Define turbomachinery and accessories sub-system operation and maintenance plan and spare parts strategy for the warranty period and plant lifecycle
  • Apply creative and innovative solutions to reduce total installed cost and cycle time
  • Support commercial and business development teams for discussions with potential customers
  • Mentor and lead junior-level engineers on turbomachinery and accessories sub-system design


Required attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited College or University
  • A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience
  • Experience with turbomachinery and accessory sub-systems
  • Proven experience in driving projects from concept to successful completion
  • Experience in large power/industrial plant system design and operation
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, high-tech, high-profile start-up where decisions and progress must be made with imperfect information
  • Ability to interface effectively with OEMs, vendors, EPC, and external customers
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally for partner meeting, site visits, conferences, etc.

Preferred skills and background:

  • Deep understanding of thermodynamic cycles and experience with steady-state modeling tools like Ebsilon, Thermoflex
  • Experience with turbomachinery and accessory sub-systems design/development, commissioning, performance testing, and operation
  • At least 8 years of experience in the gas turbine, steam turbine, generator, and accessory sub-system integration, design, and operation
  • Understanding of system dynamics and transients and their effects on component sizing and performance
  • Previous cost-out experience with turbomachinery and accessory sub-systems
  • Experience with plant/system/sub-system level Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and reliability/availability modeling
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (can synthesize complex, multi-dimensional information in compelling collateral for executive and technical teams)
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Very organized and detail-oriented
  • Deep passion for decarbonization of the global electricity grid


Malta is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all employees.

To apply please send your resume to Please include the job title in the email subject line.